The 50 Best hindi movies 2000 onwards

A compilation of what i feel are good movies post 2000
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1.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom. (157 mins.)
 
2.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
 
3.
Swades (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots. (210 mins.)
 
4.
Chakde! India (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A disgraced hockey player coaches the women's national team to win back his honor and dignity. (153 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
5.
Guru (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history. (166 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
6.
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy and a trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. (165 mins.)
Director: Aamir Khan
 
7.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension. (183 mins.)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
 
8.
Road to Sangam (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Amidst bomb explosions, fake arrests, police brutality and protests, a determined mechanic attempts to repair an antique truck to transport the last remains of Mahatma Gandhi in modern day India. (135 mins.)
Director: Amit Rai
 
9.
Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer. (144 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
10.
Aamir (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot. (99 mins.)
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
 
11.
Udaan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father. (134 mins.)
 
12.
I Am Kalam (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An impoverished boy forms an unlikely and unstable friendship with the lonely son of a nobleman. (88 mins.)
 
13.
Shaurya: It Takes Courage to Make Right... Right (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A army lawyer goes out of his way to defend an army officer charged with the homicide of a decorated officer. (149 mins.)
Director: Samar Khan
 
14.
Gangaajal (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An IPS officer motivates and leads a dysfunctional, corrupt police force of Tezpur to fight against the corrupt politician. (157 mins.)
Director: Prakash Jha
 
15.
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Geeta Rao has two admirers - one is Siddharth Tyabji and the other is Vikram Malhotra circa 1969 West... (120 mins.)
Director: Sudhir Mishra
 
16.
Black Friday (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Black Friday is a film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen. (143 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
17.
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A clash between Sultan (a Qureishi dacoit chief) and Shahid Khan (a Pathan who impersonates him) leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. (320 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
18.
Yuva (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different stratas of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever. (161 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
19.
A Wednesday (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A retiring police officer reminisces the most astounding day of his career, about a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday. (104 mins.)
Director: Neeraj Pandey
 
20.
Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement. (135 mins.)
 
21.
Dev D (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption? (144 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
22.
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Based on the life and times of Mangal Pandey, 1857: The Rising is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule. (150 mins.)
Director: Ketan Mehta
 
23.
Lakshya (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero. (186 mins.)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
 
24.
Page 3 (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
'Page 3' takes a behind-the-scenes look at A-list celebrity lifestyles through the eyes of a female entertainment journalist... (139 mins.)
 
25.
Omkara (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Shakespeare's masterpiece "Othello" set in modern India. A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity. (155 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
 
26.
Khosla's Nest (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends. (135 mins.)
 
27.
Peepli (Live) (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An impoverished farmer's threat to end his life invites attention from politicians and media. (95 mins.)
 
28.
The Namesake (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways. (122 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
29.
Black (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The cathartic tale of a deaf, mute and blind girl, and her teacher who brings a ray of light into her world of BLACK. (122 mins.)
 
30.
Dil Dosti Etc (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Delhi-based fellow-collegians-cum-hostelers, Sanjay Mishra, and Apurv, challenge each other to win the... (112 mins.)
Director: Manish Tiwary
 
31.
3 Idiots (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
32.
Bheja Fry (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ranjit, who makes fun of idiots, gets completely annoyed when he invites a tax inspector and a singer to his house. (95 mins.)
Director: Sagar Ballary
 
33.
Rockstar (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Janardhan Jakhar chases his dreams of becoming a big Rock star, during which he falls in love with Heer. (159 mins.)
Director: Imtiaz Ali
 
34.
Kahaani (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met her husband. (122 mins.)
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
 
35.
Shanghai (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Prime leader of a campaign against a big government project is killed in what appears to be a road accident. An IAS officer is ordered to probe the incident and the veils of falsehood begin to drop. (120 mins.)
 
36.
Raajneeti (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When the American-educated scion of a powerful Indian family returns to the subcontinent, his first taste of power starts him down a corrupt path. (163 mins.)
Director: Prakash Jha
 
37.
My Name Is Khan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. (165 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
38.
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor. (156 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
39.
Parineeta (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The lifelong romance between Lolita (Balan) and Shekar (Khan) is upset by the arrival of another man. (130 mins.)
Director: Pradeep Sarkar
 
40.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When U.S.-based Siddharth visits his Indian home town with his new wife, he insists they stay at the ancestral home... (159 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
 
41.
Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
On a calm summer day in 1991, in the bustling Lokhandwala Complex, five criminals including Maya and Dilip were counting 70 lakhs in flat no... (122 mins.)
Director: Apoorva Lakhia
 
42.
Vicky Donor (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man is brought in by an infertility doctor to supply him with his sperm, where he becomes the biggest sperm donor for his clinic. (126 mins.)
Director: Shoojit Sircar
 
43.
Khakee (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
DCP Anant Shrivastav (Amitabh Bachchan) has been assigned the mission to escort terrorist Iqbal Ansari (Atul Kulkarni) from Chandangarh to Mumbai... (174 mins.)
 
44.
Company (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A slumdog named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai before jealousy and anger turn them against each other. (155 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
 
45.
Hungama (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of a bunch of misfits whose misconception about each others backgrounds end up in a series of chaotic... (153 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
 
46.
Namastey London (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man takes his thoroughly-British daughter to his home country, India. There, he arranges a marriage to someone she considers a fool. The daughter attempts to outwit them, but the groom quietly and patiently hatches his own plan. (128 mins.)
 
47.
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists. (125 mins.)
 
48.
Devdas (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain. (185 mins.)
 
49.
Gulaal (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A law student witnesses the struggles of the Rajputs, deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college. (140 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
50.
The Dirty Picture (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The love story between an actress and a director. Inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha. (144 mins.)
Director: Milan Luthria